Thursday, May 29, 2014

Manhattanhenge — 1 good reason to visit East 14th Street tonight

Oh! We just learned this via Gothamist:

Tonight is the first of the annual four Manhattanhenge events. Starting just around 8 p.m., the sun will align precisely with the Manhattan street grid, "illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough's grid."

So be there tonight around 8:16 for the half sun on the grid; and 8:18 tomorrow for the whole shebang of the sun.

You may also experience this on 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th if you really want to.

The above photo is from 2009, when Manhattanhenge was so much better!


Giovanni said...

Ah Manhattanhenge, or as the rest of us call it, sunset.

Crazy Eddie said...

Let see how many Darwin awards are rewarded this evening as the Woo Hoo crowd spills into non-traffic free 14th Street to get the perfect Manhattanhenge shot. Like most things here, it was OK when it first blipped on the radar, now it’s lame. Pub crawl to follow?


Dude/Bro: The sun is going to be sooo epic tonight!

OMG Girl: The what?

Dude/Bro: The sun.

OMG Girl: The what?!

Dude/Bro: The sun!!

OMG Girl: What time does 16 Handles close?

2:52 pm said...

The Sun? Does it have electrolytes? Is that a new dessert creation by Dominique Ansel.

What the scene would be like tonight and tomorrow night.

ahoy polloi said...

@2:52 pm

ugh the last picture is at 42nd street on the east side in tudor city near the UN. or, as i usually call it, the nice stroll i take to get to the subway after work. looks like i'll have to just head straight to the 4/5/6 tonight...

Anonymous said...

Greive, You didn't mention which end of the streets this will occur on. Am I supposed to look East? Am I supposed to look West??
WTH! Come-on…!

EV Grieve said...

I have it on good authority that the sun will set in the west tonight!

Anonymous said...

It really is something to see!

Pinch said...

Not everything needs to be complained about…this is a cool kind of happening. Take a breath. Relax. Enjoy.

PS: Grieve, you always have the inside authority sources!

IzF said...

Too cloudy too see anything….:(((